Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

Bechamel Sauce (White Sauce)

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1
5 min.
prep
20 min.
total
12 servings (1/4 cup each)

This white sauce recipe is a versatile and useful as a base for making cheese sauce or macaroni and cheese from scratch.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup water
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MELT butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add evaporated milk and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil.
Recipe makes 3 cups.

FOR HERB SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, adding 1 clove finely chopped garlic to butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, basil or sage to flour mixture. Proceed as above. Makes 1 cup.

FOR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Eliminate the salt. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded or cubed processed cheese product until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

FOR CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUCE:
PREPARE
1 cup White Sauce, decreasing butter and all-purpose flour to 1 tablespoon each and the water to 1/3 cup. Proceed as above. Stir in 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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Perfect white sauce

This is great on pasta or as a "cream soup" base if you don't want to use canned soup. I added smoked paprika to it. It was perfect!

- donna patrick from CHILLICOTHE, OH

White Sauce

Tried this one the other night,added some "variations" to it,turned out very well & I will use this one again of that I am sure! We used it as an alfredo sauce. I was very surprised.

- Kelly Evenson from Sultan, WA

The Best

This is one of the best basic sauce recipes. It's easy, creamy and you can make so many additions. It's really fun to work with.

- Joanne Moomaw from Baird, TX

WHITE SAUCE

THIS RECEIPE IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.MY MOM USED TO MAKE CHICKEN WITH THIS SAUCE,INSTEAD OF WATER I USED FRESH CHICKEN STOCK AND I ALSO ADDED MUSHROOMS AND SOME ONIONS.VERY GOOD OVER EGG NOODLES.

- LIZ PEASE from EAST STROUDSBURG, PA

White Sauce

Excelant sauce. I used it with noodles and meatballs. Like a swedish meatball. I just hope the extra stores well. ( In the frig ) Thank you for another wonderful easy recipe. Would give more stars if I could

- Carol Chaltron from MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 160mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (2% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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